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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The TARDIS Materializes on YOUNG JUSTICE?


No, this is not an April Fool's Day gag...but probably a very sly in-joke for Doctor Who fans.

In "Insecurity," an episode of the Cartoon Network animated series Young Justice, a very familiar-looking blue police box made a brief appearance in Star City, home to DC Comics character Green Arrow.  The scene featured Green Arrow and his new sidekick Artemis approaching a police box in a dark alley, something very out of place in America let alone the 21st century.

We quickly discover that the police box is actually a disguised transporter device to allow Artemis to travel to Young Justice's headquarters located in Mount Justice.  The police box isn't bigger on the inside like the TARDIS, but a bright light shines through the windows upon activation.

"Insecurity" was written by former Young Justice comic book writer Peter David, a longtime Doctor Who fan who also wrote the short story "One Fateful Knight" for the Doctor Who book anthology Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership.

If you'd like to view the scene, you can watch it below thanks to the kindness of YouTube user KelvingtonDemoReels...

6 comments:

  1. I had a big old smile on my face when I saw the familiar image in the shadows. I should have know that it was Peter David having fun.

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    1. Yeah, in-jokes like this are one of the things I love about Peter David's work. They inspire me to work my own fandom nods into my comic scripts whenever the moment feels right.

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  2. I literally squealed when I saw it. I kept pausing on different viewpoints to get a better look, and immediately looked it up.

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  3. My brother paused it in the middle of the show and all the whovians in the house said "Tardis! There's a Tardis Holy S#*%! Loved it :-)

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  4. & red tornado's alter ego was named John Smith

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    1. Red Tornado's secret identity has always been John Smith. That was just a coincidence.

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